Sports Park & Arena

Our Sports Park and Arena are two state of the art fitness facilities located at our Middleton Campus. They are open to our entire community and feature a growing schedule of activities to meet the needs of different visitors.

We pride ourselves on offering affordable membership rates to ensure that everyone can make full use of what’s on offer. This includes free membership for any full-time students and apprentices, as well as discounted membership for part-time learners.

Our Sports Arena features a fully equipped gym where you can keep fit through using the newest equipment in weight training, cardio and resistance. Meanwhile, should you want to take part in group activities then our wider timetable features sessions such as yoga, spinning, metafit, bootcamp and much more!

These classes are all free if you’re a member, so we’d love to see you, your friends and your family joining us so that we can be the place where you achieve your fitness goals.

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We even have regular weekend/weekday activities for children and can cater for all ages from 18 months and up.

Benefits of joining include:

  • No joining fee
  • Free classes 
  • No contract
  • Discounts on facility hire
  • Free trial 
  • Members can have a FREE health check (blood pressure, body fat analysis etc.)
  • Discounted physiotherapy and massage treatments 
  • Safe parking

Sports Park facilities

Our Sports Park is the name of our playing pitches, starting first of all with our fully floodlit, third generation, all-weather astroturf. We also have four grass playing pitches and two rugby pitches that are often used for matches by local teams.

These spaces are ideal for keeping fit and holding organised sporting events.

Sports Arena facilities

Our Sports Arena features our gym, our health and fitness suites and aerobics studio, as well as our sports hall. This epic space can be turned into two full five-a-side areas, as well as courts to play sports such as basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton.

Opening times

  • Monday: 7.15am – 9pm*
  • Tuesday: 7.15am – 9pm
  • Wednesday: 7.15am – 9pm
  • Thursday: 7.15am – 9pm
  • Friday: 7.15am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 4pm

*Please note that the Sports Arena is closed on Bank Holidays.

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on using our fitness facilities or hiring any part of our venue, please contact us on 0161 653 2070 or email at sports.arena@hopwood.ac.uk.

What’s on at the Arena?

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Becoming a Member

You can become a member in no time through our quick and seamless application process. If you’d like to become a member, simply stop by our Sports Arena, call us on 0161 653 2070 or email at sports.arena@hopwood.ac.uk.

We’re currently accepting new members and would love to hear from you to tell you more about our amazing facilities and how they can benefit you.

Venue Hire

We’re delighted to allow the public to hire facilities for private purposes. Whether you want to host a party, hold a charity event or reserve a pitch for a sporting group, we’re always happy receive requests and have special rates just for our community.

Please read our venue hire price list.

Block Bookings Cancellation Policy 

All block bookings are for a minimum of 10 weeks. ONLY one cancellation can be allocated within any block of 10 without incurring costs. Any cancellation not received within the allocated time, the Sports Arena reserves the right to impose a full charge.

Single Bookings/events Cancellation policy : 

Less than one week Up to Full cost payable 
7-14 days up to 50%
14- days and above  up to 10%

For further information please contact the Arena team 

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346